Accession Number : AD0710424

Title :   APL: AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE MULTI-LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENT FOR EDUCATION,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE COMPUTER-ASSISTED INSTRUCTION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lippert,Henry T. ; Harris,Edward V.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The diverse requirements for computing facilities in Education places heavy demands upon available resources. Multiple or very large computers can supply such diverse needs but this is not a possible solution for many institutions because of cost factors. Small computers which serve a few specific needs may be an economical answer. However, to follow this second approach in an attempt to serve operationally a significant segment of students, the multiplicity of computer installations with their operations staffing requirements will probably prove to be a false economy. A programming language, or 'APL' as it is commonly known, is examined as an alternative to this dilemma facing the computing center director. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EDUCATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, EFFECTIVENESS), DESIGN, COMPUTERS, COSTS, ANALYSIS, TIME, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE